Karnataka BJP Chief K.S. Eswarappa has informed the party intends to organize lessons on morality and discipline to the party members in the state. Chintan-Manthan is what the session is named and is due to be held on Feb24th and Feb25th. The initiative has been taken by the state party after repeated allegations on its ministers starting from cases of porn viewing in assembly,to land scandals , rape and other corruption charges!
Political Leaders of the past were considered respectable and had mass – following because of their disciplined life and firm principles and ideologies and now is the situation when mass-leaders become political leaders and hold important offices and then thanks to their deeds are required to attend morality and discipline lessons to be respectable individuals.
Right To Information But No Right To Complain ?
In the ICU at a Jaipur hospital lies a 65-year-old RTI applicant,Dudhram from Bikaner, Rajasthan with multiple fractures. He was beten up by the supporters and relatives of Current Sarpanch of Somalsar Village in his attempt to unearth the corruption in MNREGA work. Amazingly, there have been no arrests so far even after FIR has been lodged against 10 people invloved in the crime.The Right to Information activist, Dudhram had complained to the Anti Corruption Bureau about the allocation of Rs 4 crore for clearing sand and that led to the incident.
Well, what is the point of Right To Information Act if pointing out follies and intentional-manupulation by the administration would lead to hospitalization while the accused would not be held for the crime ?
Mumbai Local trains A symbol of unity !
The scariest thing for a ‘new-comer’ in Mumbai would any day be the Life-Line of the financial capital of India, the Local Trains. The first thing explained to the newbies by the inhabitants of the city is about the Trains. Mumbai being the most populated city of India is also geographically stretched over a huge area. While the main city is as big as any other Metro cities of India, it is the sub-urban area and the areas of Navi Mumbai (New Bombay/Mumbai) which make the city too huge to travel from one distance to the other. The local trains are therefore the best options if one has to reach his targeted destination on time. Moreover, the interval between trains is negligible compared to local train services in any other Indian city.
Trains coming at short intervals and also being fast and very cost-effective, attracts the population of the city towards itself and hence the first thing an inhabitant would educate a newbie about is the Local Train, the timings, the frequency and above all the CROWD. 9 out of 10 times , you travel by train anytime between 6am-12am, chances are rare that you would get a seat.Rest of the times,boarding the train itself needs prior practise at home. One needs to be good at pushing , pulling and most importantly be able to stand on a foot while somehow manage to intrude one hand to get hold of the hand-rest. Mumbai being a humid city almost round the year, it adds on to the pain. However, within a span of 15 days of regular train journey, one would be accustomed with the rules of the LifeLine and most people learn the art of survival till they reach their destination.
It is the same Lifeline which has another picture as well. The crowd of 500 people, in every compartment which cannot afford more than 200 people, there is an India which does not discriminate. No religious discrimination, no caste discrimination, no state discrimination, no rich-poor discrimination(of course there are first class compartments in each train and not to surprise,even they remain crowded,may be a little less), no discrimination at all. One India! Everyone has a common goal – just to reach their destinations. It is not that conflicts do not occur between co-passengers but it is a rare sight. The Life-Line of Mumbai does not allow any classification of human being (except for men & women and handicapped compartments are different ). There is only one goal of every individual boarding the train , that is to reach his destination and everyone is tolerant to extremes. It somehow develops a sense of brotherhood between the passengers who adjust because they understand the goal is similar.
Had every one of us realized that we all have come in the world to go away , sooner or later, probably competitions would have remained healthy, ambitions wouldn’t shape-up as hunger and greed. Probably, boundaries of nations and states would have been lesser and supremacy would have been measured in terms of giving away all and not acquiring the most !
In yet another shocking incident Karnataka Ministers were accused. It has been reported that two of the Ministers were found watching obscene content on their mobile phones and this all happened inside the State Assembly. The two ministers are Karnataka Co-operation Minister Laxman Savadi and Karnataka Women and Child Welfare Minister CC Patil. Clarifying their stands the Ministers said they were trying to find out the meaning of a Rave Party!
They could have witnessed it live on the St.Mary’s Island !
Well,did they not get any better time to search for the meaning of Rave Party? If the politicians of the nation do not respect the House, how do they expect us to think positive about them and feel secure under their regime ? One of them being Women and Child Welfare Minister is all the more eye-raising. The speaker of the House assured legal measures would be taken against the Ministers but the point is what do they go to the Assembly for? Reminds of College Boys who would get suspended for surfing the net over the phone while lecturer is taking classes !
Februaury 6th 2012 – Nigerian students, residing in Kochi, for their higher studies complained about racial discrimination by the city people who have asked Nigerians to vacate the rented house. 50 students sponsored by the Nigerian government, for a special training programme were allotted block No 2 of the NRI Silicon Heights residential society in Kochi.
However, the residents are complaining that a Nigerian student unzipped his pants in public, in front of two school going girls. The allegations were denied by the students and they felt its their skin which has attracted the controversy. Even the school is supporting their foreign students on the matter . A local, Executive Director with Euro Tech , claims that this is a pure case of racial discrimination against the Nigerians. He too is a Kerelite but blames the residents, who he heard yelling slogans against the students, addressing them as monkeys and asking them to go back!
Well, Nigerian nationals have spread in many parts of the country and have been accepted well in cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata. These nationals need not be students necessarily and it has been rare that they offend the Indian society with their behaviour or act. Considering the incident being true where one student dared to harass school-girls by un-zipping his pants, it’s that particular student who should be held accountable and not the community as a whole. Indians who themselves have been discriminated on racial grounds by whites , arabs and even blacks, in many countries, have never retaliated to foreign guests on racial grounds. That is not our culture.
It is understood if a White guy finds a Black guy completely different or vice – versa but not us. India is not only a blend of culture and religion it is also a blend of skin colours where some Indians can win competitions of being darker than Nigerians while some can compete with the white-skinned Americans, as well.
Smoking not only effects your own health but it is also injurious to the health of people inhaling the same air, around you. Smoking in Public Place is Lawfully Banned in India but rarely people abide by it . If you are smoking at home, you are making your family passive smoker. By Smoking you are sharing the poision with people around you.
Quit Smoking ! Make World A Better Place To Breathe !
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